Santa Cruz Young

Dedicated to my brothers, Russell Gray & Jeff Gray Just to ride down that trail again To see the whole Monterey Bay And to feel that strong breeze Against my golden brown face Just to walk in that neighborhood To Westlake with my schoolmates And not have too worry about What was on our dinnerContinue reading “Santa Cruz Young”


Mom and Dad took a trip to Maui I was all alone for a few days Gary said we’d throw a party And for it, I’d get high praise Don’t know how many were invited But it got out of hand pretty fast Word of mouth was how it got out Everyone but me hadContinue reading “Maui”

A Patriot’s Poem

Dedicated our our Armed Forces who have unselfishly served America through so many wars. Thank you for your service. – MKG If you want to say you can’t stand for the flag In a classroom or sporting event, cause it’s wrong And should we really pledge allegiance to a symbol Why can’t we kneel asContinue reading “A Patriot’s Poem”

Ponyboy’s Poem

Inspired by S.E. Hinton’s book “The Outsiders” My brothers are at odds with each other But I wouldn’t trade them out for anyone I’m grateful for greasers who are my family I’m proud of Tulsa, the city I’m from But my pride was tarnished by the Socs It was foolish of me to walk aloneContinue reading “Ponyboy’s Poem”

Pearl Jam’s Secret Show, ‘93

We found out from our favorite bartender That Pearl Jam was comin’ to our town She said we could not tell anyone We swore we wouldn’t make a sound The Catalyst had booked a Secret Show Right before their tour was gonna begin We planned to see them in San Francisco It was such aContinue reading “Pearl Jam’s Secret Show, ‘93”

A Reunion Tale

A wave of nausea hit him as he walked through the halls He remembered their mocking and physical abuse They teased him heartlessly & kicked him in the balls But he knew they changed and he’s different too He sauntered into the reunion in his suit and tie His gorgeous girlfriend was holding his handContinue reading “A Reunion Tale”

On Writing Songs

Inspired by Paul Williams, Doak Turner and Steven McClintock Write from the heart Not from the head Songs that you’re proud of Songs lighter than lead Songs lighter than feathers And stronger than steel Songs that have depth Songs you can feel Songs people will relate to Songs people will like In arenas and diveContinue reading “On Writing Songs”

Porch Swing Date (Part 1)

They were both in Junior High School She was a few months older than him She lived in a small town called Aromas She was Jenny and his name was Tim Tim was living on a property off Vega Road Not too far from her parents’ place They met each other on the school busContinue reading “Porch Swing Date (Part 1)”